Two foreign aid workers kidnapped from Multan held by Pakistan Taliban

Both aid workers being held by the Pakistan Taliban near the border with Afghanistan.


Reuters February 11, 2012

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two foreign aid workers kidnapped from Multan in January are being held by the Pakistan Taliban near the border with Afghanistan, a senior militant commander told Reuters on Saturday.      

"The two NGO (non-governmental organisation) workers who were kidnapped in Multan nearly a month ago are in our custody near the border. We haven't made any demands yet," a senior commander of the Pakistan Taliban said.

"They are in good health."

A German and an Italian citizen were kidnapped from their house in Multan on January 19, according to local officials.

The foreigners reportedly work for an aid group, Welthungerhilfe, which helped victims of the devastating 2010 floods. They have been identified as German national Bernd Johannes, 70, and Italian national Giovanni, 24.

Bernd had arrived in Multan on January 11, while Giovanni arrived on January 17 from Islamabad.

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Kevin Tayler | 9 years ago | Reply @Rajeev: Rajeev These people were trying to help flood victims. Perhaps to you, as a Indian, they do not need help because they are Pakistanis, but people are people whether they are Christian, Hindu, Muslim or of no faith. I have worked in Pakistan on and off for the last 30 years and also in India. People are much the same everywhere and if we take your attitude and give in to the terrorists, who are very much a minority, they we are all lost
Riaz Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

We are worst than animals! Since animals do not bite feeding hands but we do.

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